Petite MamanU

Directed by Céline Sciamma | France | 2021 | 1h 13m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse

Following her grandmother’s death, eight-year-old Nelly travels to the woman’s home to help her parents pack everything up. In a nearby forest, she meets a mysterious young girl and together they embark on a fantastical journey of discovery. A delicate and powerfully acted depiction of love and childhood from acclaimed French filmmaker Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Portrait of a Lady on Fire).


‘Petite Maman is short and sweet, yet fearlessly profound. A mix of fairytale, ghost story and rites-of-passage journey…Goes straight into my list of the greatest films ever made for children of all ages.’
Mark Kermode, The Observer

‘A story even more delicate and moving than Sciamma’s last effort, this takes an unusual and thoughtful look at girlhood, motherhood and friendship. It’s enchanting.’
Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine

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